5th Grade – Class of ’24

5th Grade BBQ

Sunday, June 25, 2017

When:  3:30-7:30 PM

Where: Linclon Park shelter along the bike path down by the water.

The PTA will provide the hot dogs and Bratwurst, and a sign up genius will go out closer to the date for parents to sign up to bring sides. More details will be sent out closer to the date, but for now mark your calendars.


5th Grade Graduation

Friday, June 23, 2017

Please check the weekly bulletin and teacher emails for updates.


Hoedown and Talent Show,

Friday, June 2, 2017

When: Hoedown 6:30-8:00pm and Talent Show 8:30-9:30PM

Where: Genesee Hill Elementary School

The Hoedown, a school wide event with snacks and outdoor fun as well as dancing in the cafeteria. More details to come.

The 5th grade Talent Show will take place in the cafeteria immediately following the Hoedown. Students can sign up in their classrooms tomorrow through Friday the 26th so start talking about what they might like to do now. We are encouraging students to perform together when possible in order to give everyone a chance to participate in our limited time. Also, for those who prefer not to perform live on stage, we will have an Art Gallery, where we will display their paintings, drawings, poems, short stories, etc. Please submit these pieces to their teachers by Friday the 26th as well.


Shave Ice Party @ Marination

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Details to follow.


Games at Meeples on February 1

When: Wednesday, February 1, 2017 – 3:00-5:00pm

Where: Meeples Games, 3727 California Ave. SW

There’s no school on February 1, so let’s get together and play some games. Meeples serves pizzas, hummus platters, cookies, coffee, beer and more and has a library of free games to use while we are there! Please join us, siblings welcome.


Dad’s night Out, February 23 @ 7PM

Where: Beveridge Place Pub, 6413 California Ave SW

Hosted by: Jeff Rainier and Andrew Smith

Let’s meet some new friends and catch up with some old ones. No need to RSVP, just show up for some fun and enjoy.


Mom’s Social

When: 12/2/2016, 7-9pm

Where: 4512 48th Ave SW

Ladies, please mark your calendar’s and join Brooke Linford and Jana Claxton for an evening of fun. We will provide Izze and sparkeling water to drink as well as a few appetizers. Please sign up to bring a bottle of wine or an appetizer to share. We look forward to getting together for some ladies only time before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing!

RSVP here


Save the date!

11/6/2016, 2-4pm

Video games at Vidiot, 4210 SW Admiral Way

Stop by this funky space, hang out with some of your 5th grade pals and enjoy FREE old-school video games (except for any pinball wizards, you’ll need to bring quarters for the pinball machines). Bring money for a drink or snack and join your child for a quick Hello or stay the entire time. Forewarning that it can get pretty loud and remind your kiddo that they will need to take turns with the games.  *Due to space limitations, we suggest only 5th graders and their parent*


Save the date for back-to-school events!

Each cohort will hold one back-to-school event on the new Genesee Hill campus in August. Please save the date, since the campus will remain closed except for for scheduled events! If you have questions, contact your cohort leaders. Need to find out who they are? Email cohorts@geneseehillpta.org.

Incoming Kindergarteners (class of 2029) – Tuesday, August 23, 5-7 pm
Incoming 1st graders (class of 2028) – Thursday, August 11, 5-7 pm
Incoming 2nd graders (class of 2027) – Wednesday, August 10, 5-7 pm
Incoming 3rd graders (class of 2026) – Tuesday, August 9, 5-7 pm
Incoming 4th graders (class of 2025) – Wednesday, August 17, 5-7 pm
Incoming 5th graders (class of 2024) – Tuesday, August 16, 5-7 pm

See you at Genesee Hill! Have a wonderful summer.


Skate Night

Friday, May 20, 2016, 6-8 pm
Southgate Roller Rink,  9646 17th Ave SW

Come and skate with the 4th grade cohort! We are hosting a family skate night at Southgate Roller Rink. Skate rental is $7.50. Please bring a water bottle and your own snacks.


Family Game Night

Thursday, March 31, 2016, 5-7 pm
Meeples, 3727 California Ave SW (upstairs)

Please join us at 5:00 for a game night at Meeples. This is an event for the whole family and siblings are welcome. Meeples not only has a huge game library for our use, they also serve food, coffee and even draft beer. We look forward to seeing you there!


Parents’ Night Out

Friday, February 26, 2016, 6 pm
Mission Restaurant, 2325 California Ave SW

Come join fellow Schmitz Park parents of 4th graders for a drink and a bite to eat. We will provide a few appetizers to get us started. Come find us in the upstairs bar area starting at 6:00. This is an ADULTS ONLY cohort social — time to book a sitter!


Movie Night

Friday, January 22, 2016, 6-9 pm
West Seattle High School

The 4th grade cohort is planning a movie night! Friends and family members are invited. Refreshments provided. The movie is Wall-E.


Parents’ Night Out – CANCELED!
(To be rescheduled for late February)

Friday, November 13, 2015, 7:30 pm
Mission Restaurant, 2325 California Ave SW

Our next social is for ADULTS ONLY at Mission Restaurant. We’ll provide the appetizers; get a sitter and join us for a fun night out!


Flashlight Tag

Friday, October 23, 2015, 7-8:30 pm
Schmitz Park Elementary Playground

It’s time to kick off our first 4th grade cohort event of the school year! We will be having a fun and exciting game of flashlight tag at Schmitz Park Elementary School on Friday, October 23rd, from 7:008:30 PM. Siblings are welcome. The event is free and all you need to bring is a flashlight. We will provide hot cocoa and treats for all.

While drop offs are welcome (provided we get the necessary volunteers to help monitor the school grounds) please plan to stay if siblings will be joining in the fun. Also, please plan to stay if you look forward to connecting with others in our cohort, love hot cocoa and treats, or otherwise enjoy a good game of flashlight tag!


Events from the 2014-2105 school year


Bike Ride and Picnic

Sunday, May 31, 2015
3-8 pm, Alki Beach

It’s time for our end-of-the-year bike ride! We plan to meet at Jack Block Park (in the parking lot) at 3:00 and ride to Alki where we have picnic tables reserved for us from 3-8 pm. Please bring your own picnic and we will provide beverages.

If you want to skip the bike ride and just come for the picnic, we have eight tables reserved between the covered shelter and the Statue of Liberty.

RSVP to Kristen Clifton at kristeneil.3@gmail.com if you can make it!


Potlatch and Islandwood Night

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 6-7:30 pm
Madison Middle School Cafeteria
Program: Islandwood slideshow, stewardship presentation

All families should bring a dish of “native foods of the Northwest” to share for at least 8 to 10 people.

Here are some examples of Native foods to bring: salmon, clams, smoked fish or other types of seafood, seaweed, blueberries, huckleberries, other native berries, plums, eggs, corn bread, squash, wild rice, wild greens, deer meat, bear meat, goose, fry bread, honey… (Please no nuts this year!)

(Since this is modern day 2015, it is okay to bring some foods that Northwest Native Americans eat today.)

Please RSVP: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0B4FAAAE2D6-potlatch

We will also need some help with clean-up.  ***Please be sure that our children stay in the Madison Cafeteria and do not wander onto the patio unattended.


4th Grade Math Night

March 25, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Schmitz Park cafeteria

We hope you will join us for this first ever 4th Grade Math Night!

Come spend an hour with Mr. Nelson and Mrs. Sophusson to learn more about the Math in Focus curriculum and the exciting things that your children are learning in math this year. There will be a short presentation followed by a break-out session where parents can visit individual stations to learn more about specific math topics and resources/games available to support your child’s learning outside of the classroom. This evening is for both parents and students so we will have West Seattle High students from the Seattle Public Library’s Math Buddies program available to introduce the kids to some fun new math games.

The presentation will also include a brief Q&A portion. We would like to ask that you please submit your questions in advance so that we can use the limited time we have in the most effective way possible.  Please e-mail your questions to Chau Pho Tung at  cphotung@comcast.net.

RSVP via Sign-Up Genius: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/4090C44A4A72D6-math


Family Game Day at Meeples

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 11 am – 1 pm
Meeples Games, 3727 California Ave SW (http://meeplesgames.com/)

Come join your classmates for Family Game Day at Meeples this Saturday, March 14. There will be a bunch of 4th grade appropriate games for the kids to enjoy and the friendly Meeples staff will even teach you how to play. You can try any of the games in their library and maybe even pick up a new game or two for your family to play at home!

Food is available for purchase at the onsite café so you can even have lunch while you play: http://meeplesgames.com/cafe/.Siblings are welcome.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Chau Pho Tung – tel: 206-937-2036, email: cphotung@comcast.net


Westside Baby Clothing Drive

January 6-16, 2015: Clothing drive
January 19 (MLK Day), 10 am – noon: Bag assembly

The 4th Grade Cohort is sponsoring a clothing drive for Westside Baby from January 6-16. There is a barrel near the office for new and gently used children’s clothing. The kids will be able to help assemble clothing bags on Monday, January 19th (MLK Day) from 10 am – noon at Hope Lutheran Church (4456 42nd Ave SW).

Clothing bags are one of the key services provided by Westside Baby and they distribute about 450 each month. Each bag contains:

  • 2 pajamas
  • 3-4 underwear
  • 3-4 shirts
  • 3-4 pants
  • 1 skirt/dress (girls)
  • 1 sweater/sweatshirt

Sizes 5-12 are especially needed. So, clear out your closets and help the community! Thank you for your donations.

Your Cohort Team: Kara Centioli, Kristen Clifton, Lucie Huang, Heidi Hubbard, Jennifer Schill, and Chau Pho Tung

Please contact Heidi Hubbard at hkhubbard22@gmail.com with any questions.


Parents Night Out: Pub Crawl

Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 7-9 pm
4 locations — see details in signups!

Join us for a bar-hopping/pub crawl event for Tuesday 11/18.  We have 4 establishments picked out in the Junction, one for each class.  From about 7pm til about 8pm, join with other parents from your class for a drink or bite to eat.  After that, from about 8pm til about 9pm, stay on or hop to another spot to connect with parents from other classes.
Here are the links for an RSVP – it’s not formal, but we do need a general idea of how many can make it to each spot initially – please help us out by responding by Thursday 11/13: Ferris signupKunce signupNelson signupSophusson signup

Free First Thursday at the Wing Luke Museum

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 5-8 pm
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
719 S. King St. (between 7th and 8th Ave S.)

Many of our kids went to the Wing Luke Museum on a field trip last year. This is their chance to show you around! Please join your cohort for Free First Thursday at the Wing. Wear your Schmitz Park gear for easier identification.

Questions:  Contact Heidi Hubbard at hkhubbard22@gmail.com

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